Sunday, March 29, 2015

TODAY IS "HOUDINI DAY" IN LOS ANGELES

Mayor Eric Garcetti has declared today, March 29, 2015, "Houdini Day" in the City of Los Angeles. This is in recognition of tonight's world premiere of Houdini's The Grim Game at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. The 1919 silent feature, said to be Houdini's best film, has been unavailable to the movie going public for more than a half century.

Today's proclamation was arranged by the tireless and always amazing Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz of the Houdini Museum in Scranton, who are also responsible for the reappearance of The Grim Game. Dorothy and Dick will present the official "Houdini Day" proclamation during their introduction to the film tonight at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

The last time the City of Los Angeles declared a "Houdini Day" was in celebration of Houdini receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 31, 1975.

Below is a pic of a very happy Dorothy Dietrich just after we picked up the official proclamation at downtown's City Hall on Friday.


Follow me today on Twitter @HoudiniWild (#houdiniday) for all the Houdini Day happenings. 

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6 comments:

  1. Have a great day folks. Enjoy ��

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  2. Wow, that is incredible. Dorothy and Dick never rest! Bravo!!!!

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    1. I have seen D&D conjure miracle after miracle on this trip! :)

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  3. Wishing you all a happy Houdini Day!

    In less than twelve hours i will have either seen The Grim Game ..OR... i will be the only person in history who ever pressed his ear to the door of a movie theatre to listen to a silent film.

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    1. Fingers crossed for you Bullet! I think Dorothy and Dick are the only people 100% certain they are going to be inside that theater.

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